The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and grad school graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.
Twice yearly, the fellowship's Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in peace and security issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy. Preference will be given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.
The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, and media.
The deadlines for receipt of all application materials are as follows:
Spring Fellowships - October 2
Fall Fellowships - January 5
Fields of Study:
- Government; History; International Relations; Peace Studies; Political Science
- US Citizen
- US National or Permanent Resident
- Citizen of another country
October 2 for Spring, January for Fall
- $3100 monthly salary + travel expenses to Washington, DC + $1000 for professional development